- Russia looks to China [Izvestia / RIA] to get military components it won’t be able to buy from the West.
- Russia will be keeping [ITAR-TASS] its MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors in service for another 15 years. Their radar size and missile capacity makes them very useful against bombers and cruise missiles, and can give them a guiding role as part of larger aerial formations.
- While the USAF has been trying, so far unsuccessfully, to retire its A-10C close support jets, Russia is considering [RIA Novosti] restarting production of its Su-25/-39.
- Ukraine’s military is pressing on to try and wrestle control of Donetsk from pro-Russian rebels: NYT | The Guardian.
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